Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

April 20, 2010

Tony Cates

MT. VERNON — Tony Richard Cates, 62, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 10:02 a.m. Sunday, April 18, 2010, at his residence.

He was born in Jefferson County on Nov. 23, 1947, a son of James Robert “Burrhead”  and Juanita “Jackie” (Salee) Cates. He first married Eva June Draper and later married Lou Schuster.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Jack Gatson officiating. Interment will follow at Egbert Cemetery on Illinois Highway 15 East in Wayne County. Full millitary honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 141.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Tony is survived by two sons, Anthony Cates and wife Marcie of Mt. Vernon and Jonathon Swan and wife Margie of Fairfield; a daughter, Jennifer Lane and husband Daniel of Opdyke; five grandchildren,  Blake Lane, Alicia Carter, Salina Cates, Chance Lane and Sadie Mae Cates; three brothers, Jim Bob Cates of Salem, Tim Cates of Dix and Jody Cates of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Angela Cates of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; brother, Steven Cates; sister, Deborah Cates; and son, Laverne William Cates, preceded him in death.

Tony served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, was a member and Sargeant at Arms with the Bluford American Legion and was of the Christian faith.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Disabled Veterans Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.

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